The term learning disorder refers to a specific deficit in the ability to learn verbal or nonverbal information. Examples include dyslexia, sensory integration disorder, and nonverbal learning deficits. Most, but not all learning disorders are developmental in nature – that is, they characterize early life and childhood through adolescence more so than adult functioning.
In many cases, what are called “learning disorders” are symptoms of other problems rather than problems in their own right. Any negative influence on cognitive (i.